Selecting the BLUETOOTH audio streaming playback quality (Codec)

You can enable AAC, LDAC or SBC codec reception from a BLUETOOTH device.

AAC/LDAC can be selected only when the BLUETOOTH device supports AAC/LDAC.

  1. Press OPTIONS.

    The options menu appears on the display.

  2. Press(up)/(down) repeatedly to select [BT CODEC], then press(enter).
  3. Press(up)/(down) repeatedly to select the setting, then press(enter).
    • [AUTO]: Enable reception in AAC or LDAC codec format depending on the BLUETOOTH device’s capabilities.

    • [SBC]: Receive in SBC codec format.

    To exit the options menu, press OPTIONS.


  • LDAC is an audio coding technology developed by Sony that enables the transmission of High-Resolution (Hi-Res) Audio content, even over a BLUETOOTH connection. Unlike other BLUETOOTH compatible coding technologies such as SBC, it operates without any down-conversion of the Hi-Res Audio content*1, and allows approximately three times more data*2 than those other technologies to be transmitted over a BLUETOOTH wireless network with unprecedented sound quality, by means of efficient coding and optimized packetization.

    *1 Excluding DSD format contents.

    *2 In comparison with SBC (Subband Codec) when the bitrate of 990 kbps (96/48 kHz) or 909 kbps (88.2/44.1 kHz) is selected.


  • You can enjoy high quality sound if AAC or LDAC is selected. If you cannot listen to AAC or LDAC sound from your device or the sound is interrupted, select [SBC].

  • If you change this setting while the system is connected to a BLUETOOTH device, the BLUETOOTH device will be disconnected. To connect to the BLUETOOTH device, perform the BLUETOOTH connection again.